3 charged in connection to resident's death at Kenosha assisted living facility

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Three people were charged in connection to a death at Parkside Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Authorities reported an 89-year-old resident was found dead outside the care center on Dec. 19, 2022. Officials say the woman exited the building through a door with an alarm and was unable to get back inside -- resulting in her death. Her cause of death was determined to be hypothermia. Authorities reported it was approximately 9 degrees outside. 

Three employees of the facility are now charged with recklessly abusing patients - causing death. The accused are Liliana Lozano, Susan Valentin, and Demontae Collins. 

According to a criminal complaint, the three employees on duty at the time the resident was able to get out of the facility, all failed to follow policies and procedures to safeguard the residents. 

The complaint says, neither defendant Valentin nor Lozano responded to the audible fire alarm that was set off when the resident exited the facility. 

Investigators also said defendant Collins left for his "break," but left for two-and-a-half hours, leaving the residents in the memory care unit unattended. 

Officials say there are protocols in place when an alarm goes off in the facility. Employees are to make sure all residents are accounted for following an alarm sounding. 

The criminal complaint says none of the defendants wrote a report about the alarm sounding. 

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